Sunday, December 2, 2012
One of my favorite things to do is decorate Christmas trees for clients. Through the decorations or theme that they choose for their tree I can really see a reflection of their personality and style. This year I've really done some fun trees. The styles have ranged from Texas hill country using rustic ornaments and even rope on the tree to a very elegant tree totally decked out with ornate gold ornaments. I've also had a lot of requests for trees with cool earthy textures like burlap which can go well with the shabby chic look as well as the rustic decor. Always remember to decorate the tree in layers. I usually start with the ribbon or deco mesh first, then put on the largest ornaments placing some back into the tree and some closer to the outer edge of the branches. Then, I place the medium and small ornaments in the same fashion. I finish with berries, sticks or feathers which give the dimension. I usually do the topper at the end so that I don't rock the tree and disturb it during the process of decorating. Here are a few pics of some fun trees I've done.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Maybe it's just in Texas, but I have noticed retailers starting to merchandise Christmas decorations much earlier than in years past. This year I think it was in late July that I saw
Christmas coming out at my favorite craft store in Grapevine. I had a really hard time wrapping my head around artificial snow and pine cones as I walked to my car in 110 degree heat! But now it's finally time to "deck the halls" and I am in full swing with my
Christmas decorating. I've actually already done two homes this year and I thought I would share a few highlights from some of my clients. Both of these ladies have gorgeous
decorations to work with and I truly enjoy my job!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
The cold weather is compelling me to stay indoors and continue my post holiday re-arranging of my house (specifically the accessories). Today I am focusing on my bookshelves. Making bookshelves look balanced and beautiful can be a challenge but with a few simple rules of thumb it can be done fairly easily.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
It's that time of year, Christmas is over and all the decorations are down....well, hopefully they are by now! Have you experienced it yet? That feeling that your house looks blah and empty? I have this feeling every year! All the nooks and crannies that had something cute are now empty and dull. For example, a cute little berry wreath that was on my pantry door for the holidays is now gone and the doors looks bare. I really didn't want to replace it with another wreath so I found this super cute panel at Pier One. The fork is actually a chalk board that I can post our dinner menu for Bobby! Tonight we are having......Pei Wei !
Monday, January 10, 2011
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
As I have been sharing for the past few weeks, I have been hard at work doing Christmas decorating jobs all over the Metroplex. I absolutely love doing this work! One of the best parts of the job is that I get to work with my friends. This year I have had the chance to work with both Judy and Sydney ~ I love this!!! Over the years I have also been blessed with the friendship of my clients.